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Street Build ITFLYS - 1Gina2G

Justin DuBois

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Also Alt and PS pump installed.
( should have waited on the alt )
It got messy working on the fittings.
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Justin DuBois

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Info on the power steering plug requested. Also what did you wrap the harness with?
Wire loom link, for 1 wire, get the smallest, 1/8"
shrink tubing
and a small bullet connector

1. Remove the old crusty wire cover
2. Repair the end of your wire by crimp/soldering a new bullet connector on the end, add wire length if necessary.
3. Cut the wire loom to length, melt the edges of the end of the loom to prevent fraying.
4. Push the wire loom over the connector and feed it all the way down the wire.
5. Finish the end with shrink tube that covers both the wire loom and connector
6. Heat the shrink tube with a heat gun to secure the connector and the loom to geather (I personally like adhesive lined shrink tube for this application)
 
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Justin DuBois

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Looking inside the turbo for the parts that will be replaced:
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Not sure how to lift this out:
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Justin DuBois

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Finally finished the washer nozzle install:
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Mello

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@Justin DuBois your entire build is very impressive, quo-dos to you. Need to powder coat your upper front bumper bracket too. No Diamond Star badge for the front bumper?
 

Justin DuBois

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Oakland, California
@Justin DuBois your entire build is very impressive, quo-dos to you. Need to powder coat your upper front bumper bracket too. No Diamond Star badge for the front bumper?
Always another thing to powder coat…
and badges? were you asking about these?
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Justin DuBois

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I took the front bumper off, to get a good look at the stock hood latch alignment, and it finally became apparent why the hood would not close:
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Yeah - there is supposed to be an OPEN void behind the latch. Dumb. This is what you get to deal with when you buy the less expensive carbon fiber hood.

While I’m at it - pull more parts to prep and powder coat.
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Justin DuBois

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Lets see the list:

Phase 1 (Exterior)
Things to locate:
Washer nozzles (that don’t suck) - Installed (finally)
2” thick 2Ga Eclipse door caps - Looking!

Body Shop:
Paint 2Ga door caps
Protective film install

Phase 2 (Engine and Interior)
Things to locate:
Low profile adjustable CAM gear hardware for AEM gears
Grey plastic interior door switch trim


In progress:
Hood Latch - re-spring and refinish (installed - but...)
Hood Latch clearance (cut holes)
Crank Pulley - Clean and paint (installed)
Bunch-o-brackets - Clean and powder-coat (Installed)
Water Pipe powder coat (Installed)
Water Neck powder coat (Installed)
PS Pump install - (Completed!)
Alternator install - (Completed)

TD05H turbo rebuild
Hot parts refurbish
Refinish 3" exhaust components
Front bumper brackets and misc powder coating


Things to do:
Cyl 1 Valve guide seals
Interior Mirror Trim - epoxy reinforcement
WEB Cam install - maybe?
Drill and tap 1G intake cam for 2Gb CAS
2Gb CAS install - (requires a threaded intake cam)


Phase 3 (Suspension and Sub-frame)
Things to locate:
Front fender liners
Suspension arms with new ball joints
Suspension arm pivot replace or service
State of the art coil over struts - (OHLIN)

Things to do:
RM AWD rear sway bar install
Rebuild and re-finish brake calipers
Rebuild and refinish suspension and sub frame components as needed
ABS light investigation (after driving again)
Track day alignment
 
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Justin DuBois

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Oakland, California
More info on the interior mirror trim? My uncle is a retired blacksmith so I could easily get some jet black epoxy or etc and I didn’t even think about just having him make me some blanks for that spot.
Blacksmith? Is that term used for a modern day trade? or is it harked back to the days of old - with long swords and plate armor and chain male?

I've got a second set of the black plastic triangle interior trim that covers the mounting hardware and electrical plug for the side view mirrors. These are notoriously fragile, and if you have no experience with them, they usually get broken in the attempt to remove them.

I am planning to use JB Weld - Plastic Bonder (comes in black) to re-enforce the corners that crack easy. I'm going to try a new technique for application. I'll post what happens.
 
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CrackedDSM

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Blacksmith? Is that term used for a modern day trade? or is it harked back to the days of old - with long swords and plate armor and chain male?

It’s what he called himself. Not sure if it was an official title or not, but he’d custom make any orders he got from wrought iron gates, to swords/knives/armor. I’ve got a set of knives he made me for my birthday still. F**kers are still sharp even though they’re years and years old.

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Justin DuBois

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OMG, The material here was thick.
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Finally, tweaked and aligned.
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